I'm recently diagnosed as hypo and found this site hoping I would get some advice on living with the condition. Quite honestly, I am finding it no help. It seems to consist of people saying Levothyroxine either doesn't help, or makes them worse and Doctors don't know what they are talking about. What medical qualifications do the people who answer these posts have? I have been prescribed 50mcg to begin with, (I'm over 65 so lowish dose recommended to start) My GP is very sympathetic and assures me that I will improve over time but reckons it will take the best part of a year as the condition has been developing for a long time. She also gave me 2months supply of 10,000 IU Vit D and I am to have another blood test to check homocysteine levels. Does anyone have anything positive to say about Levothyroxine? Surely some patients improve with it.